Halloween is almost here, and not only will kids get loads of free candy, they can also enjoy Kids Eat Free specials at many local restaurants on the holiday.
According to Out to Eat With Kids, an online database featuring more than 15,000 restaurants with economical and healthy kids' meals, the following six restaurants are offering Halloween specials for families.
This year's best Kids Eat Free deals on Oct. 31 include:
Bob Evans: From Oct. 24-31, kids 12 and younger who are wearing a costume will receive a free kids' meal with the purchase of an adult meal (dine-in only). Ask your server for a coupon. For more info and locations, visit bobevans.com or facebook.com/bobevans.
Chili's: Kids 12 and younger receive a free kids' meal with purchase of an adult entree from Oct. 29-31. Get the printable coupon here. For more info and locations, visit chilis.com.
Chipotle: Come dressed in costume from 4pm to close and get any burrito, bowl, salad, or order of tacos for only $2. Proceeds will benefit The Chipotle Cultivate Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to creating a more sustainable and healthful food supply and to raising awareness concerning food issues. Chipotle is also running a costume contest with a grand prize of $2,500. For more info and locations, visit chipotle.com.
Old Country Buffet: On Halloween, kids 11 and younger who are dressed in costume will eat free with an adult meal purchase. Kids eat for 99 cents on Nov. 1. Additionally, the first 50 kids on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 will receive the Goosebumps book Revenge of the Living Dummy. For more info and locations, visit oldcountrybuffet.com.
Olive Garden: On Oct. 31, kids 12 and younger who come in costume will get a free kids' meal with purchase of an adult entree (just mention "Trick or Treat Special). Limit two kids' meals with the purchase of one adult dinner entree (not including soup, garden salad, or pizza). For more locations, visit olivegarden.com.
Outback Steakhouse: Free kids' meal (for ages 10 and younger) on Halloween with purchase of one adult meal. Outback is also "hiding" coupons for a free steak dinner at diners' tables. (Hint: Look for the coupon inside the beverage book on your table.) For more info and locations, visit outback.com.
Sonic: Corndogs are only 50 cents all day on Halloween. For more info and locations, visit sonicdrivein.com.
Wendy's: Buy a $1 Frosty Coupon Book and pass out coupons for a free Frosty Jr. to your trick-or-treaters. Proceeds go to the Dave Thomas Foundation, which helps children in foster care find permanent homes. For more info and locations, visit wendys.com.
For more local Halloween Kids Eat Free deals, parents can search by zip code at outtoeatwithkids.com.